Intercolumniation In`ter*co*lum`ni*a"tion, n. (Arch.) The clear space between two columns, measured at the bottom of their shafts. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

Note: It is customary to measure the intercolumniation in terms of the diameter of the shaft, taken also at the bottom. Different words, derived from the Greek, are in use to denote certain common proportions. They are: {Pycnostyle}, when the intercolumniation is of one and a half diameters; {Systyle}, of two diameters; {Eustyle}, of two and a quarter diameters; {Diastyle}, of three diameters; {Ar[ae]ostyle}, of four or more, and so great that a wooden architrave has to be used instead of stone; {Ar[ae]osystyle}, when the intercolumniations are alternately systyle and ar[ae]ostyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • Diastyle — Di a*style, n. [L. diastylus, Gr. ?; dia through, asunder + ? pillar, column: cf. F. diastyle.] (Arch.) See under {Intercolumniation}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diastyle — ⇒DIASTYLE, subst. masc. Édifice antique dans lequel l éloignement entre chaque colonne correspond à trois fois le diamètre de celle ci. Les anciens, au dire de Vitruve, comptaient cinq espèces de temples. Ils appelaient diastyle, celui dont l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • diastyle — DIASTYLE. s. m. Terme d Architecture. Édifice dont les colonnes sont éloignées l une de l autre de trois de leurs diamètres …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • DIASTYLE — s. m. T. d Archit. Manière d espacer les colonnes en leur donnant trois diamètres d entre colonnement …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • DIASTYLE — n. m. T. d’Architecture Manière d’espacer les colonnes en leur donnant trois diamètres d’entrecolonnement …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • diastyle — /duy euh stuyl /, adj. Archit. having an intercolumniation of three diameters. See illus. under intercolumniation. [1555 65; < L diastylos < Gk diástylos with columns far apart, equiv. to dia DIA + stylos STYLE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • diastyle — noun An intercolumnation of three column diameters See Also: pycnostyle, systyle, eustyle, areostyle …   Wiktionary

  • diastyle — (di a sti l ) s. m. Terme d architecture. Édifice dont les colonnes sont éloignées l une de l autre à la distance de trois diamètres de leur grosseur. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Termes grecs signifiant par et colonne (voy. style) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • diastyle — di·a·style …   English syllables

  • diastyle — ˈdīəˌstīl noun ( s) Etymology: Latin diastylos having a space of three diameters between columns, from Greek, from dia through, apart + stylos column more at dia , style : intercolumniation of three diameters see intercolumniation …   Useful english dictionary

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